Can I retire at age 54 with 622,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $622,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$51,364$50,907$50,460$50,025$49,599$47,839
2 years$25,428$24,954$24,495$24,050$23,619$21,864
3 years$16,783$16,308$15,850$15,409$14,985$13,291
4 years$12,462$11,988$11,535$11,101$10,687$9,067
5 years$9,870$9,399$8,951$8,527$8,124$6,582
6 years$8,143$7,675$7,234$6,819$6,428$4,966
7 years$6,909$6,445$6,012$5,606$5,228$3,844
8 years$5,984$5,525$5,098$4,703$4,337$3,031
9 years$5,266$4,810$4,391$4,006$3,653$2,422
10 years$4,691$4,240$3,828$3,453$3,112$1,955
11 years$4,221$3,775$3,370$3,005$2,677$1,591
12 years$3,830$3,388$2,991$2,636$2,319$1,303
13 years$3,499$3,062$2,672$2,327$2,023$1,072
14 years$3,215$2,783$2,401$2,066$1,773$886
15 years$2,970$2,542$2,168$1,842$1,561$734
16 years$2,756$2,333$1,966$1,650$1,380$610
17 years$2,567$2,148$1,789$1,482$1,223$508
18 years$2,399$1,985$1,633$1,336$1,088$424
19 years$2,249$1,840$1,495$1,207$970$354
20 years$2,114$1,710$1,372$1,093$866$296
21 years$1,992$1,592$1,262$992$775$248
22 years$1,882$1,486$1,163$902$695$208
23 years$1,781$1,390$1,074$822$624$174
24 years$1,688$1,303$993$749$560$146
25 years$1,604$1,222$920$684$504$123
26 years$1,525$1,149$853$626$454$103
27 years$1,453$1,081$792$573$410$87
28 years$1,386$1,019$736$525$370$73
29 years$1,324$961$685$481$334$61
30 years$1,266$908$638$442$302$52
31 years$1,212$858$595$406$273$43
32 years$1,161$812$555$373$247$36
33 years$1,114$769$518$343$223$31
34 years$1,069$729$484$315$202$26
35 years$1,027$691$453$290$183$22
36 years$988$656$424$267$166$18
37 years$951$623$396$246$150$15
38 years$915$592$371$227$136$13
39 years$882$563$348$209$124$11
40 years$850$536$326$193$112$9
41 years$820$510$306$178$102$8
42 years$792$486$287$164$92$6
43 years$765$463$269$152$84$5
44 years$739$441$253$140$76$5
45 years$714$421$237$129$69$4
46 years$691$401$223$120$63$3
47 years$669$383$209$110$57$3
48 years$647$366$197$102$52$2
49 years$627$349$185$94$47$2
50 years$607$333$174$87$43$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $622,000, adding $4,983 every year, while hoping to spend $36,348 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 69/16/15 Blend
53$622,000$622,000$622,000$622,000
54$690,584$657,618$647,977$735,506
55$722,350$651,167$631,010$759,594
56$756,137$643,182$612,257$781,139
57$792,114$633,549$591,619$803,784
58$830,465$622,148$568,993$827,632
59$871,390$608,851$544,272$852,798
60$915,111$593,524$517,344$879,410
61$961,868$576,023$488,091$907,609
62$1,011,928$556,197$456,391$937,554
63$1,065,580$533,886$422,116$969,417
64$1,123,143$508,920$385,130$1,003,393
65$1,184,967$481,121$345,296$1,039,696
66$1,251,436$450,298$302,465$1,078,563
67$1,322,971$416,251$256,487$1,120,257
68$1,400,035$378,769$207,200$1,165,071
69$1,483,137$337,627$154,440$1,213,327
70$1,572,834$292,588$98,031$1,265,383
71$1,669,741$243,402$37,793$1,321,637
72$1,774,531$189,806$0$1,382,527
73$1,887,946$131,519$0$1,452,779
74$2,010,800$68,247$0$1,535,423
75$2,143,990$0$0$1,625,031
76$2,288,499$0$0$1,722,354
77$2,445,412$0$0$1,841,108
78$2,615,919$0$0$1,970,181
79$2,801,332$0$0$2,110,570
80$3,003,093$0$0$2,263,370
81$3,222,789$0$0$2,429,788
82$3,462,164$0$0$2,611,151
83$3,723,142$0$0$2,808,919
84$4,007,836$0$0$3,024,699
85$4,318,575$0$0$3,260,260
86$4,657,919$0$0$3,517,551
87$5,028,691$0$0$3,798,715
88$5,433,995$0$0$4,106,113
89$5,877,250$0$0$4,442,342
90$6,362,220$0$0$4,810,266
91$6,893,049$0$0$5,213,034
92$7,474,303$0$0$5,654,116
93$8,111,006$0$0$6,137,333
94$8,808,695$0$0$6,666,893
95$9,573,464$0$0$7,247,430
96$10,412,028$0$0$7,884,047
97$11,331,781$0$0$8,582,368
98$12,340,866$0$0$9,348,582
99$13,448,256$0$0$10,189,511
100$14,663,831$0$0$11,112,667